Thursday, 19 June 2008

The game is up

Hannah lost her second front top tooth this morning. She was in the garden in her pyjamas practising her skipping when it happened and we couldn't find the tooth.

Clearly the tooth fairy generally requires a tooth as evidence of tooth loss.

There are cases though where the tooth fairy has coped without evidence.

In the Charlie and Lola book "My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Never Ever Fall Out" Lola slept whilst thinking happy thoughts so that the gappy grin was visible and the tooth fairy could spot the loss.

Hannah's friend lost a tooth in the playground and left a note for the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy managed to find the tooth and left a note explaining this.

Hannah has written a note which, given her confession to Ethan this evening, surprises me.

Overheard upstairs this evening:

"Ethan, I know who the tooth fairy is."


"It's Mummy."

1 comment:

Sheri said...

Cute story!

As the author of a picture book about a very big-attitude tooth fairy with high-tech gadgets, one of the questions I get from school kids when I do school visits is: "Is the tooth fairy real?"

One little girl went so far as to say, "Is the tooth fairy real? Please, please tell me pretty please with a cherry on top!"

Calling her up to stand with me in front of 300 kids ranging from Kindergarten to fourth grade, I looked at her and said, "Yes, the tooth fairy is real. But like all fairies, she simply disappears when YOU stop believing in her."

Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Author, You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?
12,000 copies sold!